• BE THE BOSS OVER CANCER

    Cancer and Careers empowers and educates people with cancer to thrive in their workplace, by providing expert advice, interactive tools and educational events.

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  • RESOURCES

    In addition to our programs, events and online content, Cancer and Careers offers a comprehensive database of helpful resources.

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  • TAKE ACTION

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ASK A CAREER COACH

Consult our professional coaches for answers to questions about how cancer might impact your job — or your efforts to find one.

  • Can’t Do My Job After Chemo

    Aimee W.

    I started with a new company about 6 months before my diagnosis. Since I’ve been there, I’ve been plagued with an inability to keep up, stay focused…I’ve completed my treatments…but I just can’t pay attention to the details.
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    Kathy Flora

    CAREER COACH

    Hi, Aimee, Check into accommodations of a changed schedule or telework, or even a more quiet environment to bolster your focus as you recover…. It is really important to talk with your treatment team about possible other ways to mitigate the foggy brain.
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  • Career Change with Cancer

    Randy B.

    I was graduating college as an adult student. On my graduation day I ended up in the hospital…I was diagnosed with RCC stage 4. I have been a restaurant manager for the last 25 years, but now I need to find a new career using my degree in HR.
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    Julie Jansen

    CAREER COACH

    Dear Randy, You are talking about making a career change which many people are successful at doing…. I would take some self-assessments to identify your key skills and competencies, your values, and to frame the lifestyle you want to lead.
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  • Need Work…

    Arhama B.

    I am a 28-year-old cancer survivor…. I tried to work in a restaurant but I couldn’t because after the treatment I am tired all the time and my feet kill me if I stand straight for more than 3 hours…. I need an earning source…
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    Brandon Gottlieb

    CAREER COACH

    Arhama, You want to take stock of your experiences, background and preferences, then try to find a position that matches as many elements of your ideal job as possible. What skills do you have that are current, marketable and that you enjoy doing?
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THE ISSUE

50 %

Nearly 50% of cancer survivors are of working age.

20 %

of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.

855

cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2017.

OUR IMPACT

525,000+

individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.

99 %

of 2017 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.

$133,424

in travel grants have brought 206 scholarship recipients from 47 states to the National Conference since 2012.